The below was written by:Assistant Executive Director Daniel Odrezin
During the summer of 2011, I was working at The Birmingham Jewish Federation as a part time staff member in between my second and third years in law school.
I had spent the previous summer working as an intern, had fallen in love with fundraising, Israel advocacy, and other facets of BJF work, and had just returned from a semester abroad studying at Tel Aviv University's law school.
As Executive Director Richard Friedman and I discussed my future at The BJF, he told me that he wanted me to play a leading role in the Federation's annual campaign, starting in 2013. I was excited about this opportunity, but at the time, the 2013 campaign seemed like it was ages away. Now, a year and a half later, the campaign that I once thought would never come is here, and I am thrilled to be playing a key role.